In a move I wholeheartedly applaud, the home shopping network known as QVC cancelled an appearance by actress/author Jane Fonda. She was scheduled to hawk her latest book.
Poor Jane. She doesn't understand why the patrons of the network would be upset over her appearance and the profits she would acquire from the appearance. She calls it far right extremism, as is her default position when faced with criticism.
Somehow I don't think it was just 'far right extremists' objecting to her appearance. Decent people from all political philosophies resent her past actions.
Anyone else find the irony amusing that a far left Hollywood brat would whine when the capitalist society she enjoyed railing against in previous decades gives her its back hand slap?
Back in days of the Vietnam war, Jane Fonda earned the nickname of Hanoi Jane. Hanoi is now called Ho Chi Minh City. It's a city in North Vietnam. Until the war ended, Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The U.S. was fighting to keep South Vietnam from falling into the control of the Communists in North Vietnam. Hanoi Jane jetted off to Hanoi to commiserate with the enemy and throw about claims that the U.S. was deliberately bombing dams and sweet nothings like that. She posed straddling an anti-aircraft gun, all smiley and pleased with herself. This variety of weapon shot down John McCain in that war, by the way.
So, yeah, Hanoi Jane was not exactly welcomed back home with open arms. Even those of us who were not so keen on the war were disgusted with her act of treason. Treason? Too harsh you say? No way.
Deliberately lying to make a political point in a foreign land, especially in one with which we are at war, is treasonous. It's right up there with the lies John Kerry told as he testified before Congress when he finagled his way home and ready to enter a political career.
So, yeah, boo freakin' hoo, Jane Fonda. Who cares that you missed a shot to cash in again?
Fonda said in a statement posted on her website today that the QVC television channel cancelled an appearance they had scheduled with her today to promote her new book "Prime Time," blaming the cancellation on what she called "well funded and organized political extremist groups."
In the same statement Fonda said, "I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us."
She is too far gone to understand that she did, in fact, "hurt her country" and the service members there. In her privileged, deranged world she is completely accepted as normal. Her reward? A Hollywood career, best selling work out videos (while denying the plastic surgery she had to maintain that body), and now best selling books. Cry me a river.
Keep it classy, Jane.